The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts? FAQ for information about file content and naming conventions.
"Only 50 copies were printed of this first edition"--Label mounted on lining-paper
"Originally prepared in 1883 for the use of the students of the post-graduate department in ... Columbia College, New York City."--Prefatory